Blackstock Knob from Blue Ridge Parkway - 5,210'

MST - Balsam Gap to Mt. Mitchell State Park


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  35.748360, -82.333802 (Balsam Gap Trailhead)

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  35.726116, -82.283433 (N.C. Highway 128 MST Crossing)


Section Length:  5.0 miles

Difficulty:  HARD (Petzoldt Rating: 8.00 )

Min. Elevation:  5,317' (Balsam Gap/Walker Knob Overlook)

Max. Elevation:  6,320' (Blackstock Knob)

Total Vertical Gain:  1,500' (eastbound)

Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile:  300' (eastbound)